Dulles Airport International Arrivals Building
To meet Washington Dulles International Airport’s growing needs, Clark expanded its International Arrivals Building (IAB) to streamline passenger flow, enhance security and customs procedures, and expedite baggage handling. At nearly 400,000 square feet, the expanded facility can accommodate 2,400 passengers per hour through 50 Customs Inspection Stations.
The 204,000 square-foot expansion to the IAB added 101,000 square-feet to the existing arrivals hall area and 93,000 square-foot to the baggage basement. In addition to the new construction, the project team expanded and renovated the baggage claim area, constructed a new international inbound baggage basement and tug ramps, and expanded processing facilities, surface parking lots, and airside support areas. The project also required installation of several special systems, including Security and Access Control, Communications, Electronic Monitoring, Public Address, Public Information, and Wireless & Radio.
Construction of the IAB ran concurrent to other construction projects at the airport. The project team, mindful of this, planned carefully. Despite encountering unforeseen existing conditions, this project was completed four months ahead of schedule and obtained a safety award and incentive for early completion.
Clark Foundations developed a unique foundation design for the project, incorporating mulitiple systems to accommodate different soil types found throughout the site. One portion was constructed over two active Automated People Mover tunnels.